Emergency Information

In the event of a school closure due to inclement weather or an emergency, the information will be posted on the FlashAlert.net site. Camas School District also uses an auto-notification system to let parents and staff know about school delays and closures. We will contact the phone number listed in our student information system for each family in the event of a weather incident.

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If no announcement is made, bus routes and pickups will run as usual.

Two-Hour Delay

  • All learning will be delayed 2 hours whether a student is in-person or remote learning. 
  • JWR, ZAC, HLC childcare will open at 9:00 AM.
  • There will be no AM preschool.
  • There will be no Cascadia Tech a.m. bus service. If Evergreen School District is operating on time, Cascadia Tech will be on time as well.
  • There will be no zero-period classes.

Closure

  • If there is a school closure, we will close facilities, cancel all services, and add up to three inclement weather make-up dates as noted in our calendar.
  • There will be no Cascadia Tech a.m. bus service. If Evergreen School District is operating on time, Cascadia Tech will be on time as well.
  • There will be no zero-period classes.

Bus Snow Routes

If no announcement is made, bus routes will run on their regular schedule, but please allow for delays.  If a two-hour late start is announced, buses will run regular routes two hours later than the normal schedule, and there will be no AM preschool.  We appreciate your support in keeping students safe. In the event snow routes are announced in the morning, buses will also run on snow routes in the afternoon. View the 2021-22 Snow Routes.

View Our 2021-22 Snow Routes

Making the Call: Open, Late, or Closed?

On a morning when the threat of hazardous conditions may exist, district staff members begin driving bus routes around 4:00 a.m. to examine road conditions. We consider weather-related situations that students and staff will face as well as the forecast for later in the day. We also monitor the road conditions through our county’s website. Our school district covers a large region with remote areas and steep terrain in places. While roads may be passable in town, conditions may be very different just a few miles away—in fact, the elevation within the district boundaries varies from 50 to 2,000+ feet. Before we close schools or delay start times, we seek answers to the questions below:

  • Can we ensure that buses are able to navigate the streets safely?
  • Will students be safe waiting for buses, driving, or walking to school?
  • What are the predicted weather conditions later in the school day so we can also ensure students a safe return home?
  • If we start school late (e.g., two-hour late start), will road conditions be substantially improved?

Once the information is gathered, the superintendent makes the decision whether or not to close or delay school. When the decision to close schools or delay the start times is made, we inform parents, students, and staff. Emergency and school closure information is communicated to the local media via the FlashAlert system, and the district website will display the information sent to the media around  5:00 a.m.

As a parent, you may decide to keep your child or children at home if you feel it’s not safe to make the trip to school. You are in the best position to decide about your local conditions and your child’s judgment and driving capabilities.

While we go to extensive measures to determine if roads district-wide are safe for travel, it’s physically impossible for us to be on every street corner and side street at all times. We rely on you to be the final judge when it comes to the safety of your child.